PUBLIC LAW 100-570—OCT. 31, 1988
102 STAT. 2869
SEC. 107. Section 14 of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 U.S.C. 1873) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(j) Starting with fiscal year 1990, the Foundation shall submit to the Congress in each fiscal year, at the time of the release of the President's budget, a three-year budget estimate for the Foundation. The three-year budget shall include funding estimates for each major activity, including each scientific directorate, the United States Antarctic Program, the Science and Engineering Education Directorate, and the Program Development and Management activity.". FINANCIAL DISCLOSUTtE REPORT FOR BOARD MEMBERS
SEC. 108. Section 4 of the National Science Foundation Act of 1950 (42 U.S.C. 1863) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(k) Members of the Board shall be required to file a financial disclosure report under title II of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 92 Stat. 1836), except that such reports shall be held confidential and exempt from any law otherwise requiring their public disclosure.".
EVALUATIONS OF RESEARCH CENTERS
SEC. 109. In carrying out performance reviews of research centers by the Foundation, the Director shall take such action as may be necessary, consistent with the merit review process of the Foundation, to ensure that— (1) members of review panels are free from any conflict of interest; and (2) the conditions of each award to such centers have been fulfilled.
42 USC 1862e.
RESEARCH CENTER CONSORTIA
SEC. 110. In Foundation p n ^ r a m s making grants to research Grants. centers, the Director shall encourage the formation of consortia that 42 USC 1862f. include research universities, two-year and four-year colleges, and the private sector. BUY-AMERICAN REQUIREMENTS
SEC. 111. (a) The Director shall, to the maximum extent prac- Contracts. ticable and consistent with current law, award to domestic firms any 42 USC 1870a. contracts for the purchase of goods and services intended for direct use by the Foundation. (b) The Director shall, as soon as possible after the date of Reports. enactment of this Act, prepare a report on— (1) the number of Foundation contracts entered into with foreign firms in fiscal year 1988; (2) the number of such contracts entered into with domestic firms in that fiscal year; (3) the number of contracts entered into with foreign firms where the Foundation also received a technically acceptable bid from a domestic firm; and